Student Placement

Blackwell Elementary School will adhere to the following criteria and process for student placement.

Student Placement 2019-20 


One of the most important responsibilities of the school staff is to assign students to classes for the next year. The goal of the student placement policy is to design balanced classes, according to established criteria, which create the optimal learning environment for all Blackwell Elementary School students. Each classroom is a small community that must be representative of the diverse social, academic, and physical needs and abilities of all students. 


Student Placement Criteria: 

1.      Maintain an equal distribution of academically high, average, and low students. 

2.      Maintain an equal distribution of students that have a positive influence on other students. 

3.      Maintain a balance of dependent and independent workers. 

4.      Maintain an equal balance of boys and girls. 

5.      Accommodate special academic and social needs 

Please click here to access Parent Input Form.

 Student Placement Process Timeline: 



Mid-March 2019 

Reserve a Place forms sent home 

March 25  

Reserve a Place forms due to office 

April 5-May 1

Parent Input form available on website. Click here for Parent Input Form.

May – late August 

Principal receives initial and updated enrollment projections from the district  

Teacher/Staff input gathered for placement 

Final placement completed by principal 

August 28 (tentative) 

Blackwell Back to Business Day 

Individual student placement available to parents 

August 29 (tentative)  

Meet and Greet Day 

September 3 

Grades 1-5 First Day of School 

September 3-5 

Kindergarten WaKIDS Family Connection Meetings 

September 6 (Friday) 

Kindergarten First Day of School